Category Archives: West Coast

Lab Manager Position: UC Santa Cruz Early Social Interaction Lab

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The Early Social Interaction Lab the University of California, Santa Cruz (PI: Audun Dahl) is hiring a lab manager. The lab’s research is focused on moral and social development in early childhood. Most of our research uses behavioral experiments, naturalistic observation, or structured interviews in lab, home, or preschool settings.

Job description: The lab manager will be involved in designing and conducting studies, coding audio and video data, training and supervising undergraduate research assistants, recruiting participants, and preparing human subjects protocols. Continue reading


Lab Manager Position at Social Affective Neuroscience at UCLA

The Social Affective Neuroscience and Development (SAND) Lab at UCLA (PI: Jennifer
Silvers) is seeking a full-time research associate (lab manager) to begin in Summer 2018.
The SAND Lab conducts research on the behavioral and neural bases of social and emotional development. To this end, we employ a variety of methodological techniques (behavioral observation, health assays, fMRI) to study both typical and atypical development. Interested applicants can learn more about our research at This position would be ideal for motivated college graduates interested in pursuing graduate school in developmental psychology, cognitive neuroscience or clinical neuroscience. Primary responsibilities will include recruiting and screening participants; testing children, adolescents and adults in research studies; contributing to research paradigm development; analyzing and maintaining behavioral and fMRI data; and managing day-to-day administration in the lab.

Research associates in the SAND Lab work closely with PI Silvers and graduate students in a highly collaborative and collegial environment, and have the opportunity to contribute to a rich variety of research projects. The ideal candidate will have a clear interest in psychological and neuroscientific research; strong computational or programming skills; and excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills. Candidates with prior developmental or neuroimaging research experience will be considered particularly competitive.

Candidates can apply for this position by going to and searching under requisition number 27332. In order to receive maximum consideration, candidates are asked to send a cover letter describing prior research experience, why they are interested in working in the SAND Lab, and a description of future career goals to Emilia Ninova (, along with a CV and contact information for 2 references.

Job Opportunity- Solomon Lab, UC Davis MIND Institute

Junior Specialist for the Solomon Lab at the UC Davis MIND Institute

Recruitment Period

Open date: February 9th, 2018

Next review date: February 23rd, 2018
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: June 30th, 2018
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of California, Davis invites applications for a qualified Junior Specialist for the Solomon Lab at the UC Davis MIND Institute.


The candidate will be involved in interdisciplinary studies investigating the behavioral and developmental characteristics of autism spectrum disorder in children, adolescents, and young adults. This position will be integral for the daily operation of a clinical cognitive neuroscience laboratory. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, communication, and decision-making skills as well as the ability to work well independently and as part of a team. This candidate will work closely with Marie Krug, PhD (Assistant Project Scientist) and Marjorie Solomon, PhD (PI). Continue reading

Research assistant in the Stanford Language and Cognition Lab

Research assistant. The research assistant will be the lab manager for the Language and Cognition Lab, with responsibility for designing, creating, running, and analyzing experiments with infants, children, and adults (including experiments delivered using web-based platforms); coordinating and recruiting undergraduate research assistants; coordinating participant recruitment; and assisting in planning lab events and meetings. Apply through Stanford careers at Review begins 3/1.

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Lab manager position at Stanford Social Neuro lab

The Stanford Social Neuroscience Lab (PI: Jamil Zaki) invites applications for a full-time lab manager to begin in the Summer of 2018.

Our lab’s research focuses on the cognitive and neural bases of social and emotional processes.  Please see for more information on our lab’s focus and ongoing projects.  Primary responsibilities associated with this position will include: a) managing day to day lab business, b) recruitment and testing of human subjects; c) assisting with the design and implementation of behavioral and fMRI experiments; and d) analysis of behavioral and fMRI data.

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Join us at Stanford for an interdisciplinary summer research experience program in the cognitive sciences!

At the Center for the Study of Language and Information, interns will work closely with a faculty, postdoc, or grad student mentor on an original cognitive science research project. They will gain experience developing the project, collecting data, and analyzing the results. In addition to their individual projects, interns will attend weekly mentorship meetings and seminars with such topics as reading a scientific paper, introduction to data analysis, statistics and visualization, and presentation skills. The program will culminate with each intern presenting their work to an interdisciplinary audience. Accepted students will receive on-campus room and board, and a stipend to cover travel, and other expenses.

The topical focus of the program will be on language, learning, computation, and cognition, with an emphasis on giving students the skills they need to complete an independent project. Mentors will be from cognitive science departments across Stanford, including psychology, linguistics, computer science, and philosophy. Continue reading

Research and Advisory Associate at the Center for Childhood Creativity (Sausalito, CA)

The Center for Childhood Creativity (CCC)—the research and advisory division of the Bay Area Discovery Museum (BADM)—seeks a bright, energetic, and driven Associate to support its research-backed consulting practice and contribute to new research-based assets. CCC’s clients include both for- and non-profit organizations, including toy and media companies, education non-profits, libraries, and museums. The ideal candidate is intellectually engaged and would relish the opportunity to become versed in cutting-edge research related to children’s creativity development, early childhood STEM, and early learning experiences that prepare children for success in an evolving world. He/she is skilled with communication, both verbal and written, and would enjoy supporting strategic communications efforts. He/she is professional, detail-oriented, and skilled with time management and could use these skills to maintain exemplary relationships with clients. This is a full-time, exempt position reporting to the Deputy Director of the CCC.

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